Euthanasia: an act of mercy killing or a crime

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I have a question regarding Euthanasia, an act refers to the practice of ending a life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering. The question I have is that is it possible or allowed to the Doctor to let a patient die, or take such a step rather deliberately which could result in the death of the patient under treatment?

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  2. Harry

    According to the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics, the precise definition of euthanasia is a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering. Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary and active or passive. Euthanasia is usually used to refer to active euthanasia, and in this sense, euthanasia is usually considered to be criminal killing, but voluntary, passive euthanasia is widely non-criminal. In more simple words, this act is also known as Mercy killing. The purpose of this type of killing is to prevent the patient under treatment from the discomfort and pain caused by the treatment methods, provided that all the steps that are being taken, expected to result in vain. There have been several debates on this particular issue. Some debates are in favour of Euthanasia while some are seriously against it. Most people belonging to the western countries are found to be in fovour of Euthanasia. On the other, people belonging to the east, particularly the Muslims who follow the religion Islam always have expressed their discontent in this kind of mercy killing. According to the Muslims, life and death is in the hands of God and the human has no right to make such decisions.

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